Asus Zephyrus Laptop Battery Life draining quickly: How to Fix

Asus Zephyrus is a gamming laptop hence has a high-performance CPU and GPU. With Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, it takes it’s a toll on the battery. However, two cooling fans will be continuously cooling the laptop battery. But people are complaining about Asus Zephyrus Laptop battery life draining issues and rapid battery failure.

Some people are stating that after they have switched off the laptop, their battery drains to 10-15%. Even more, people are claiming that their battery drains very quickly. Since NVIDIA GPU is constantly running in the background, it can be the cause.

If you are having similar issues, then this article will be very helpful for you, here we will discuss the causes of the Battery Life draining quickly issue. Moreover, we will also be mentioning a few tips and tricks that can help you resolve the issue and improve your battery life.

Asus Zephyrus Laptop Battery Life draining quickly: How to Fix

Asus Zephyrus Laptop Battery Life draining quickly: How to Fix

A potential cause of the issue can be Malware, Spyware, etc. any malicious files.  Malicious files such as Virus, Malware, etc. tend to run several processes in the background that runs continuously. Hence it consumes battery life.

Lastly, the cause of the battery quickly draining issue can be because of the battery you have. If it is a third-party battery installed on your laptop, not by the Original Equipment Manufacturer, then it can be an issue. Moreover, it is very important that you take proper care of the battery and check for battery health.

Method 1: Kill asuslinknear.exe using Task Manager

As mentioned earlier, asuslinknear.exe is one of the main reasons that Zephyrus Battery life drains quickly. Therefore, you must kill the process using task manager. Task Manager can stop, start, and kill a process. Therefore head over to the Windows Search bar and type Task Manager. Click open the Task Manager from the Serch result, go to the Process tab on Task Manager.

Now, find for asuslinknear.exe from the list of applications that are running on the background. Right-click on asuslinknear.exe and select the kill option from the menu. This will terminate the process, and it may solve the battery drain issue. You will now have 10 hours of battery life.

Method 2: Changing Global 3D Settings

If you are tired of killing the task every time, you boot up your PC. Then forcing the process to use integrated GPU is your best bet.

Open the Manage 3D Settings by searching it in the Windows search bar. Then under the Select a program to customize label, click on the drop-down box.

Now, Select asuslinknear.exe from the list and click on the second drop-down box

Select Integrated graphics from the Drop-down box. After that, click on the Add button. Now, your battery life should last longer than earlier. However, there is another way to do so.

Open up Windows Settings and go to Apps & Features, scroll down and click on the Graphics Settings option.

Here go to the drop-down box and select the Classic app, then click on the ASUS Link Near app, go to Advanced options and choose Powersaving mode.

While in power saving mode, the app will use the integrated graphics, hence less toll on your Battery life. Save your settings, confirm it, and you are now good to go.

If the battery issue of your ASUS Zephyrus laptop hasn’t been solved yet, then you must check your battery health with Windows Diagnostics or using any third-party application.

Go to ASUS customer care or ASUS store, ask them for help. If nothing is on your hand, it is possible that your battery can be defective.


ASUS has mentioned on their site the main reason Zephyrus battery drains quickly is because of  asuslinknear.exe application. It is an application that starts up on a boot, and it constantly uses the NVIDIA GPU from the startup. Though the application is integrated into the GPU, it even runs on dedicated GPU in power saving mode.

Despite that ASUS hasn’t mentioned any other reasons for Battery Drain. However, it doesn’t mean that this is the only culprit. You must open up the task manager and check which process is taking most of the GPU and CPU. Make sure that you also check for services that are running in the background.


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